The role

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Warrington Borough Council Early Years team, as we seek to appoint an Early Years Funding Manager.

We are looking for the post holder to have experience in, and a good working knowledge of, the full range of early years education entitlement funding, to ensure it is distributed accurately to childcare providers, and used appropriately to support children, excellent skills and knowledge around the early years payment system will be required.

The post holder will need a sound understanding of data and be able to ensure the Early Years Census submission is accurate and submitted on time to the Department for Education, along with experience of basic financial procedures, and excellent attention to detail in order, to audit expenditure effectively.

The successful candidate will manage a small team and be responsible for the ongoing development of that team, as well as developing service delivery to ensure it remains up to date with any changes in statutory requirements to funding. 

Good communication skills, both written and verbal are essential. The post holder will be in regular contact with our early years providers as well as being required to communicate effectively with parents, colleagues, and other professionals.

The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

Warrington Borough Council is a Disability Confident employer